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Riverton Garden Club plant sale this Saturday, proceeds benefit community service

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 11:47 PM CDT
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RIVERTON, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

The nonprofit Riverton Garden Club is hosting their annual plant sale this Saturday. They sell extra plants from their own gardens, which can take the guesswork out of knowing what will grow in this area.

They also hope people stop by if they have any questions about gardening in general, and in this climate.

“Especially people that are new to this area and they haven’t got a clue what to do with 5,000 feet of garden space or direct sun or our soil. That’s another thing that people can come and talk to us about is, ‘what do I do with my soil, how do I know what kind I have, and how much water to use,” stated Riverton Garden Club President Mary Roberson.

The club mentioned that it’s a low cost way to try your hand at gardening with plants that have already grown well in this climate. The benefits from the plant sale will go to support the community projects the club does throughout Fremont County. Some of their projects include the Girl Scouts wildflower project, maintenance of the hospice gardens, and planting trees along the Riverton bike path, Rails to Trails.

The club has also used funds to plant a community orchard behind the Depot restaurant, which anyone can pick fruit from, free of charge. A new project the nonprofit is doing includes a star shaped garden bed for the Blue Star Memorial, which honors those in the armed forces.

Riverton Garden Club member Shirley Pursel explained a few projects the club heads up, “some of the funds go to help our tree planting programs, and we’ve beautified at the Riverton museum and different places, so we try to beautify Riverton. Some of our items that we have for sale in here go to Penny Pines Program which helps with reforestation.”

The sale starts Saturday at 8 in the morning at 1849 West Bend avenue in Riverton.

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